College Students Travel To Albany To Support Strengthening TAP

Media Advisory

ALBANY, NY (02/29/2008)(readMedia)-- On Tuesday, March 4, hundreds students and faculty from across the state will gather at the State Capitol in Albany to urge the Legislature to strengthen the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The students and faculty represent the Association of Proprietary College (APC).

Who: APC College Students

What: Lobby Day/Legislative Luncheon

When: Tuesday, March, 4 2008, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Room 711A, Legislative Office Building, Albany

From 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., APC students will meet with legislators and recommend the following improvements to strengthen TAP:

Make part-time TAP available to proprietary college students.

Make TAP available to financially needy independent students.

Increase TAP.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. students will join APC presidents, faculty, state legislators and staff in Room 711A of the Legislative Office Building for APC’s Annual Legislative Luncheon. At the luncheon, many students will give personal accounts of how TAP has positively influenced their lives.

ABOUT APC: The Association of Proprietary Colleges is comprised of 30 colleges located on 36 campuses across New York State enrolling more than 35,000 students. Proprietary colleges are one of the four sectors of higher education in New York besides SUNY, CUNY and the independent colleges. APC Colleges offer degree programs that are responsive to the marketplace, including business, medical assisting, hospitality management, graphic arts, and technology. The degrees awarded range from associate to doctoral degrees; and job placement rates for graduates run as high as 98%.